The JAC is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.
It is an independent selection body for judicial appointments in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction.
The business plan 2016–17 sets out the organisation’s strategic objectives, aims and key performance indicators for the next year, and what the JAC intends to achieve within the resources provided.
- runs a selection programme agreed with the Ministry of Justice and individual requests from the Lord Chancellor
- makes selections solely on merit, selecting only persons of good character, having regard for the need to encourage diversity in the range of people available for selection
- works with partners to reduce the time it takes to make an appointment
- operates cost effectively
- shows flexibility in supporting the business need
- ensures continuous improvement in candidate experience
- promotes and encourages diversity throughout the selection processes
- ensures quality in the selections made
The JAC’s business priorities are:
1. Delivery of high quality selections in a timely and cost effective way to fulfil the requirements of an exercise programme, agreed with partners.
2. To run each selection exercise fairly and transparently, recommending high quality candidates solely on merit to the Appropriate Authority while delivering a positive candidate experience
3. To have regard for the need to encourage diversity in the range of candidates to be selected for appointments.
4. To deliver change in the form of more efficient, effective, economical and candidate-focused processes.
5. To deliver an effective operating model for the JAC with an organisational structure providing value for money.
Hard copies and alternative formats of the Business Plan are available on request from the JAC Communications team.